Sunday, December 12, 2021

Wishing You Warmth and Coziness All Winter Long-Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb


Hello and welcome to the December Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! Deb and I decided to use this fun winter/Christmas mood board as the inspiration for this month's collaboration cards. I just love all of the images on this mood board! I have an awesome friend who used to get the KOTM's from Unity Stamp Company and she's been kind enough to let me play with her whole collection...thank you Becky! The October 2018 collection really caught my eye and I decided to use several images from that stamp set. I stamped the background stocking stamp onto some kraft cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink and then cut the panel down using a Pink and Main rectangle stacking die. I mounted it directly to my white A2 card base. To add some interest to the background I added lots of white gel pen detail to the snowflakes and stockings. I then stamped the focal image onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut it with a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things. I stamped the same image again and fussy cut the scarf and adhered it to the focal panel. I colored the images using my alcohol markers and attached the whole thing to my card. I then stamped the sentiment onto more white card stock and mounted them onto some white cardstock I had colored with my Copic marker to match. To finish off this card off I simply added a few clear rhinestones from Recollections around the focal panel. Love this quick and simple card!
We got a new Scooter's Coffee here in our little town, so I popped in and tried their iced Peppermint Mocha latte! I ran a very cold and windy 5K this morning and this was the perfect way to refresh after my run! Be sure to pop on over to Deb's site and see how she was inspired by the mood board!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Happy Winter-Send A Smile 4 Kids December


Hello! Can you believe that it's December already? This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating winter by creating winter cards for kids. And before anyone gets upset with me...yes, this is the same stamped image I used for last month's challenge but I shook it up with a winter sentiment and a new layout and winter themed patterned papers. To create my card I started by layering some early espresso cardstock by Stampin' Up onto my white A2 card base. I then cut and adhered a piece of dusty blue patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas 6x6 paper pad on top. I die cut a large strip of pretty snowflake paper from the same paper pad and matted it with more early espresso cardstock. I adhered it to the card to the far left. I then stamped the adorable image from Margaret Sherry's Christmas Cuties stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it with my alcohol markers. I die cut the image using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things and then another decorative pierced edge panel using a Gina Marie Designs die and more early espresso cardstock. I adhered the two panels together and popped it up off of the card using 3M foam tape. To finish off my card I added some fun details and highlights to the image using my white gel pen and added some dark brown sequins from The Ton around the focal panel. I'm kind of obsessed with this adorable image! I can't wait to see what everyone else creates for this challenge!